Here are eight really interesting facts about back pain.
1.Up to 7% of people with acute back pain will develop chronic back pain. These chronic patients have considerable discomfort and account for approximately 80% of the social and health care costs.
2. Severe intermittent back pain that goes down to your groin, could indicate that you have kidney stones.
3. Eighty to 90% of back pain resolves itself within a month to six weeks all on its own.
4. Back pain accounts for almost one fourth of all occupational injuries and illnesses.
5. A survey of back patients revealed that 75% of those who were told they needed surgery recovered successfully without it.
6. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are NOT caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. But rather poor posture and poor use of the body.
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